Haleh Agar was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. She left to teach English Literature at international schools in Bahrain, Singapore and most recently London, where she now lives. Haleh has been published in literary magazines and journals, including Mslexia, Viva Magazine, Fincham Press and LampLight. Her short story 'Not Contagious' was Highly Commended by the judges of the 2019 Costa Short Story Award. She won the Brighton Prize for flash fiction and the London Magazine's inaugural essay competition for her piece 'On Writing Ethnic Stories'. Out of Touch is her first novel.